Cory Higgins was brought to CSKA to bring some added scoring punch to an already potent attack. And he did just that in his first season with the club and in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague. Higgins fit in quickly, and despite some expected ups and downs during the season, he started in both games at the Euroleague Final Four in Berlin. Coach Dimitris Itoudis believed in Higgins all year long and the rookie guard delivered for him and the team again on European basketball’s greatest stage. After scoring a key basket down the stretch in the semifinals, Higgins spent more than 28 minutes on the floor in the championship game. That was more minutes than Higgins had seen in all but one game the entire season, and his 12 points and 3 assists were huge in CSKA’s overtime win and its climb to the top of the podium. With the trophy in his arms and Euroleague champion added to his name, Higgins had a Euroleague rookie season he will never forget.